Today is Opening Day

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Today is Opening Day, one of the grandest days of the year.  Unless you’re a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, that is.  Opening Day is still fun and all, but it’s just the first day of another disappointing, heartbreaking season.  So here is the lesson for all Pirates fans this year: “Have fun, but not […]

Jay Gatsby’s Facebook Page

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For extra credit, I allowed my students to create Facebook pages for characters in The Great Gatsby.  Come on in to see some more.  We don’t have computers in my classroom, but we do have paper and colored pencils from the dollar store.  (But don’t tell the Republicans about the colored pencils!  If they knew […]

Haiku Reviews of Classic Albums

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1. The Clash, The Clash If not for this al- bum, I’d still be listening to Janis Joplin. 2. The Replacements, Let It Be If you’re 16 and don’t have a girlfriend, listen  to this–it will help. 3. The Smiths, The Smiths It’s physically impossible to play the guitar like that. 4. The Cure, Disintegration […]